Batavia Oktoberfest

Batavia MainStreet brings Oktoberfest to the Fox Valley region this September 27th, 28th and 29th on North River Street!

Join us as we present a traditional Oktoberfest event in our beautiful river community which will feature authentic German food, music, entertainment and of course, beer!

Official Sam Adams stein hoisting contests on Friday night and Saturday night.

***Returning this year- Oktoberfest Family Day!!! You may have noticed that we added a day onto our Downtown Batavia festival. Sunday will be full of fun for the entire family including activities, games and kid focused entertainment on stage.

All Batavia Oktoberfest happenings will be hosted on North River Street between Wilson Street and Spring Street.

Friday, Oktober 5

4:30pm – Gates Open!!
5:00pm – Bergermeister Jeff Schielke Welcome Speech and Tapping of the Keg followed by Community Band
5:20pm – Batavia Academy of Dance
5:45 – Kane County Chronicle Presents: Herr & Frau Festmeister
6:00 – 10:00 pm – Mike Knauf and Die Musikmeisters
7:00pm – Sam Adams Women’s Stein Hoisting Contest Qualifying Round
8:15pm – Sam Adams Men’s Stein Hoisting Contest Qualifying Round

Presenting Sponsor

Main Stage Sponsor

Saturday, Oktober 6

11:00am – gates open & Batavia Academy of Dance
1:00 – 4:00pm – The Johnny Wagner Band
4:30pm – Batavia Community Band
5:00pm – Dirndl/Lederhosen Contest
6:00 – 10:00pm – The Johnny Wagner Band
7:00pm – Sam Adams Women’s Stein Hoisting Contest Finals
8:15pm – Sam Adams Men’s Stein Hoisting Contest Finals

Sunday, Oktober 7 – Family Day!

9:30am – Interfaith Church Service
10:00am – Brat Trot 5K
12:00pm – Miss Carol’s Macaroni Soup
1:00-5:00pm – Ed Wagner’s Lustige Band
1:00-5:00pm – Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Face Painting
2:00, 3:00, 4:00pm – A Step Above Dance Academy

Looking to Help?

We’re looking for sponsors and volunteers. Are you interested?

Click Below To Volunteer and Join the Oktoberfest Team! Receive a t-shirt and exclusive access to the Volunteer Lounge!

Make sure to enjoy other stage events including the chicken dance, stein hoisting contests, yodeling, and other fun contests throughout the event.


Family Day Sponsors

Tent Sponsors